Autumn is the perfect time to indulge in pumpkin spice. The flavors of fall seem to pop when the season shifts. If you want to treat yourself with a chocolaty, pumpkin spice dessert, check out this recipe for a Pumkin Spice Mocha Brookie. What’s a brookie? The consistency and flavor of brownies, marbled with cookie batter, cooked in a skillet to resemble one giant, chocolaty cookie.
The recipe starts with one and a quarter cup of flour, half a teaspoon of baking powder, and one teaspoon of cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Now add a teaspoon of pumpkin spice, half a teaspoon of salt, and whisk the dry mixture together until it’s fully incorporated. This is the dry base of your cookie mix. In a separate bowl, place a stick of non-melted, unsalted butter. Add half a cup of sugar, one-third cup of brown sugar, and beat the ingredients with an egg mixer until it is a grainy but wet consistency. Beat in an egg and a tablespoon of vanilla, and finish this part off by incorporating the dry mix and blend together.
Create a double boiler by placing a heat safe bowl on top of a pot of simmering water. Keep the heat consistent, and melt one and a half sticks of butter, 2 ounces of semi sweet chocolate flakes, and stir this together. Remove from the heat and throw in a fourth cup of dark cocoa powder, a teaspoon of instant espresso powder, and one and a half cups of sugar. Beat this mixture together and slowly incorporate three eggs while mixing. Finish off with a tablespoon of vanilla extract and a cup and two tablespoons of flour, and a half-teaspoon of salt. In another small bowl, mix two tablespoons of sugar and two teaspoons of pumpkin spice.
Now, butter up a cast iron skillet and pour half of the chocolate brownie mix in. Add some hefty spoonful’s of the cookie into the chocolate, and sprinkle the pumpkin spice sugar around. Add another layer of the chocolate mix, more cookies, and sprinkle the top with the rest of the pumpkin spice sugar. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. You can pour some warm chocolate sauce over top and add vanilla ice cream to finish off this epic fall treat.